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Lost's Damon Lindelof To Write & Produce Supernatural Series For HBO

Damon Lindelof

Damon Lindelof (former Lost showrunner and writer of the recent blockbuster film Prometheus) is currently readying for his return to TV. His next project won't be exactly like Lost, but it will definitely contain some unexplainable elements.

The Leftovers is an acclaimed 2011 novel, written by author Tom Perrotta (whose books Election and Little Children were both adapted into successful films). The story concerns a "Rapture"-like event that sees a large number of people mysteriously disappear in an instant, and more specifically, the effect it has on a small town called Mapleton. Nothing has been the same for its residents since the event (referred to in-universe as the Sudden Departure), as countless families quickly found themselves sans vital members.

Lindelof will be teaming with the author himself to adapt the novel for HBO, and will serve as showrunner if the show gets picked up for a full season. Lindelof is said to be a big fan of the source material, and personally asked Perrotta to collaborate with him on the project. The duo is expected to begin work on the pilot script towards the end of summer, after Lindelof finishes up his current film commitments. The Leftovers will mark Lindelof's first TV venture since Lost ended, and his first ever foray into the world of cable television. I'll be interested to see what he can do with the creative free reign that cable affords.

Are you intrigued by The Leftovers? Will Damon Lindelof's streak of success continue?

Source: Deadline.com


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Written by: Michael Stevenson
Jun 28th, 2012, 4:15 pm

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Message Posted On Jul 8th, 2012, 4:37 pm

I'm hoping that there aren't 4, 400 people that go missing, but I'll still give this a chance. I haven't seen Prometheus, but I do believe I am capable of rational thought and I still have that warm fuzzy feeling about Lost after all these years so I'm not ready to give him the boot just yet.

Anonymous

Message Posted On Jul 1st, 2012, 12:43 am
"Will Damon Lindelof's streak of success continue?" I'm sorry, what? Did you see the pile of poop that was Prometheus? Plot holes you could drive a truck through, character motivation that was nonsensical( both human and non), completely non-scientific 'science' oh and clich├ęd trite dialogue that wouldn't be out of place in fan-fiction, not professional writing. Anything with this name attached is a no-go for anyone capable of rational thought.
Anonymous

Message Posted On Jun 28th, 2012, 10:55 pm
Sound like a reverse of "The 4400". I'm intrigued enough...
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